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Yankees Sign Russell Branyan To Minor League Deal

Victor Decolongon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Infielder Russell Branyan has signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The deal includes an invite to spring training, where Branyan will compete for a big league job.

The 36-year-old split time between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Angels last season, batting .197 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 127 at-bats.

In 2009, Branyan walloped 31 homers for the Seattle Mariners.

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